Waite dismisses Speid's chatter

December 12, 2017
Cavalier's Alex Marshall (right) dribbling away from Jamar Martin (left) of Arnett Gardens during their first-round Premier League match, which ended in a 2-2 draw in November. Defending champions Arnett won 4-3 in the second round at teh same venue on Sunday.

Arnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite has warned opponents that they must prepare for good, attacking football whenever they come up against his team this season.

The defending champions won a 4-3 thriller against Cavalier on Sunday at Stadium East, a match which Cavalier's coach Rudolph Speid had stated would have ended Arnett's run. After trailing 1-4, Cavalier scored two late goals for a competitive scoreline.

"Action speaks louder than words, so I am not going to elaborate on what coaches say before playing Arnett," Waite said.

"We are the defending champions and the players are experienced. Our opponents must be prepared for good, attacking football whenever they come up against Arnett," he warned.

Waite, who has guided Arnett to three national titles, said though his team is on a high, they will take it one game at a time.

Arnett have been unbeaten, eight wins and six draws in 14 games. They are the best attacking team in the Premier League on 27 goals. the defending champions lead the standings on 30 points, two ahead of closest rivals Portmore United.

"It was a competitive game against Cavalier. It is not going to be always that we beat teams by wide margins. We had not trained for three days. When you analyse the last five minutes of the game, the concentration and fitness level were not up," Waite told STAR Sports after their eighth win of the season.

"We have to take the games one step at a time, as they come. We have to continue putting in the hard work during training sessions," he added.

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